|Memorial Day weekend
||[May. 30th, 2004|06:30 pm]
Three and a half steady hours of gardening this afternoon. I got the main bed in the front straightened up (it was rather a mess), weeded pretty much all around, and we began the process of mulching. 10 bags of mulch later, we were about 1/4 of the way through. Tomorrow we will be going back for 15 more. That might do it, but we might still have to make a third trip.
As I worked steadily through the job, I thought about what a pleasure it is to have the right tools for the task. I had to make a repair to a tool and could fetch the 7/16" wrench necessary for the job from the basement, rather than attempting to make do with a pair of pliers. I don't have specialty tools, but I do have a set of everything necessary for day-to-day living.
The garden has really come into its own this year, even as we continue to add to it here and there. It is so mature-looking now that it's hard to fathom that this is only Memorial Day weekend and the whole summer is still ahead of us.
I'm a bit stiff and more than a bit smelly. Off to a hot bath with a book in hand, and then my sister should be here this evening and we'll watch a movie and hang out. Simple pleasures, but most welcome.